Born as a Group B rally car and built for the road in only 337 units, the Porsche 959 is widely regarded as the most sought-after Porsche in history. The fact that it was hailed as the most technologically advanced vehicle of the 1980s, delivered impressive performance, and was Porsche’s first-ever supercar also contributed to its reputation. Nearly 30 years have passed since the 959 was put into production, and car collectors are willing to pay millions to get their hands on one.

This is exactly what will happen at Gooding & Company’s car auction at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where the 959 shown above is expected to change hands for $1.6 to $1.8 million.

The supercar in question was built for the 1988 model year and delivered to Dr. Friedrich Flick. In case you’re wondering why it’s called Komfort, this was a designation used by Porsche to differentiate it from the lesser-equipped siblings, marketed as Sport.

Making this 959 truly special is that it had been ordered in paint-to-sample black. And I’m not talking about just the body, but the wheels and every inch of chrome too. Only three cars have been finished in this color and the auction house says it has been factory maintained its entire life. That said, it’s not surprising Gooding & Company expects it to fetch more than $1.5 million.

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Why it matters

If the estimated auction price proves to be accurate, it would only reflect the significant increase in vintage Porsche prices that’s been going on for a few years. A bid in excess of $1.5 million wouldn’t be surprising either, considering this 959 isn’t just one of three cars in this color and interior combination, but also a near-mint vehicle that’s been taken care of only by Porsche specialists since it left the factory in 1988. It doesn’t get any better than this, even though the black paint job might not be to everyone’s taste.

Porsche 959

1986 - 1989 Porsche 959 Exterior
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The Porsche 959 was an icon o fits time; it was luxurious, sexy and downright fast. It is arguably responsible for the awesome supercars that we see today.

Find our more about the Porsche 959 in our full review here.

Source: Gooding & Company

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